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Barney horner

Wearable sensors detect components of sweat

Scientists from University of California – Berkeley are developing wearable skin sensors able to detect the sweat rate, and electrolytes and metabolites in sweat

Optic nerve stimulation to aid the blind

Scientists from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale (EPFL) de Lausanne are investigating new ways to provide visual signals to the blind by directly stimulating the optic nerve

A new nanomaterial for medical devices

In order to create new medical devices, researchers are turning to nanomaterials, which are manipulated on the scale of atoms or molecules and exhibit unique properties.

Medical device notified body ceases operation in the UK

In the event that the UK leaves the EU in a ‘no-deal’ scenario at the end of October this year, UK Notified Bodies will lose their designation under the Medical Device Directives

Social robots can help hospitalised children

Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of social robots used to support children in hospital. Many hospitals provide interventions in paediatric units run by healthcare professionals

Using laser light to detect tumours

It can be up to four weeks before patients know whether the entire tumour was removed during cancer surgery. However, a new team of scientists from Jena have developed a diagnostic procedure that could revolutionise this field.

Wearable devices for those with mobility issues

A new research project by scientists from the University of Bristol will help thousands of people with mobility issues

Virtual biopsy’ device to detect skin tumours

Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a Rutgers University scientist has developed a new ‘virtual biopsy’ device which can quickly determine a skin lesion’s depth and potential malignancy without using a scalpel.

New home-based brain stimulation treatment for depression

An at-home, medical-grade brain stimulation headset has just launched in the UK, claiming to offer an alternative to pharmacological treatment for depression. 

New technique will help experts make heads or tails of male fertility

A new way of analysing sperm that tracks the movement of the sperm tail could enable substantial improvements to male fertility testing